Gerontology, Graduate Certificate

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Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours
College of
Social Work

The Gerontology certificate program provides foundational knowledge of gerontological theories and practices as well as a gerontological internship and service-learning experiences. These educational objectives give you the skills needed for frontline practice and administrative positions in social service organizations that focus on serving older adults.

If you are a degree-seeking student, you must be accepted to both the university and the College of Social Work. Non-degree-seeking students can apply through the FSU Office of Admissions and then contact the College of Social Work for acceptance into the certificate/specialized studies program.


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University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Questions about the accreditation of Florida State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (